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Old 01-21-2006, 08:02 PM   #1
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Default Apartment breeds

We have some relatives (elderly couple) moving into a smaller space (about 800 Sq. Foot Apt.). Would anyone have any thoughts on breeds that may be a good fit for them?

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Beagle, they go well in small places.
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Old 01-22-2006, 02:51 PM   #3
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if your looking for a dog for a apartment just about any dog in the toy dogs would work but a lot of them are very hyper but with the couple being elderly they would have the time to spend with the dog here's a link for seeing the different types of toy dogs http://www.toybreeds.com/

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Thanks very much for the suggestions so far! Any other first hand experience with apartment breeds?

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Old 01-26-2006, 10:16 AM   #5
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I know exactly what you mean about some toy dogs being hyper!

However, I would highly recommend the Westie - she is a small dog in a big dog's body - and what I mean by that is that they are intelligent, dignified and independent and yet loving and full of fun. She doesn't need too much exercise - chasing a ball for a few minutes a day or going for a stroll will ususally do the trick. Another big plus point is that she doesn't moult. She does, however, need grooming on at least a quarterly basis - so that is a cost which needs to be taken into account.

Choosing a suitable dog is so important - and at (SPAM REMOVED) you'll find a huge amount of information to help you with this type of question - and others.

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Thanks very much for the suggestions so far! Any other first hand experience with apartment breeds?
Italian Greyhounds. I have one on my lap right now. They're small toy dogs, like a smaller whippet, or a miniature greyhound. They work very well in small places, and sometimes even like it better than having a huge house to themselves. They do require alot of love and attention, which I supposed an elderly couple could provide.

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how about a yorkshire terrier, i have one & she is the most lovable wee thing. i also prefer girl dogs myself as i think they have a better temperment. she also dosnt need much exercise but mind you she does love her walkies. she gives me unconditional love and loves lying in bed with me (likes her sleep). she is happy to go for walks but is just as happy having a nap or getting fussed over & playing/chewing her chews. ask any1 who has 1, they are a gr8wee dog. hope this helps!

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Would you beleive that they say a Great Dane makes a great apt. dog ? LOL

Possible a Pom, or a Bichon ? Scottie even ?

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Hi, my grandaughter and boyfriend stay in a small flat and they have a rottweiler he is three and loves his walks but in the house he is wonderful. Hejust lies about doing his own thing. I think a lot of people make the mistake of thinking little dogs are less trouble Wrong also he would make them feel safe.

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